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In Plato's "Republic," What was #Socrates Answer to Thrasymachus? Pursue #Justice and #Virtue. Peter Joseph Moons -- Academic Papers

posted Feb 8, 2013, 3:54 PM by Peter Joseph Moons
The life of a tyrant is desirable and enviable...or maybe not.  In Plato's "Republic," Socrates and Thrasymachus discuss this issue.  Thrasymachus argues that the life of complete despotism (or the life of the perfect tyrant) is the happiest life.  In other words, he says that is the life each of us would choose if we could. How does Socrates answer Thrasymachus?  

Socrates tells him that people do not rule in a just manner so that they dominate others, because doing so would be unjust.  Further, Socrates says that justice and virtue beat injustice, in life and in the afterlife, for individual and societal benefit.  

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Peter Joseph Moons,
Feb 8, 2013, 3:54 PM